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would like to boot fedora without boot loader password

asked 2015-04-07 20:11:30 -0500

jtobin gravatar image

I work in an educational institution. PC's are locked in cabinets, and have power on passwords. If I set "superuser" and a password for it, the machine prompts at every bootup and reboot [restart]. I don't want these kids to be able to get into grub and edit ['e'] or get to a command prompt in grub ['c'] and change root passwords and more, so I need a boot loader password, but I only want this password to act on a 'c' or an 'e', I want the machine to boot up the default machine with no password. Let me be more specific: I don't want them to be able to do an 'e' or 'c' on the default machine either, the only choice they have is the default machine boot up [period]. is this best done with simply using 'hidden''?

This worked on Fedora 16, why can't i get it to work on Fedora 20? Or am i forgetting something I did [so long ago] on that fedora 16 grub.cfg file?

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answered 2015-04-08 16:30:40 -0500

Mohan G gravatar image

Here is a link with detail explanation https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Passwords

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answered 2015-04-08 15:40:45 -0500

mclmmc gravatar image

I think this part of the documentation can help you

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